Best Motherboards for Ryzen 9 5950X

The Ryzen 5000 series CPUs have been announced by AMD, and PC builders are excited to get their hands on these new and improved Zen3 processors.

Of course, if you are in the market for the most powerful CPU available, then you’ll want to pair it with other equivalently powerful hardware components. Like a well-built chain, all of the links must fit together perfectly, because a weak piece of hardware will disrupt the functional harmony of the components, causing bottlenecking issues that will impact performance.

One of the most important modules to be paired with the CPU is the motherboard. The motherboard not only supplies power to the CPU, but it also plays a big role in regards to maintaining optimal CPU temperatures.

Additionally, it allows for high-speed RAM utilization, storage capacity, cooling component connectivity, and audio. Because the Ryzen 9 5950X is one of the most powerful consumer market CPUs available, the only motherboards worthy to be paired with it are the flagship X570 motherboards; the best that the AM4 chipset has to offer.

To help you choose the right one for your build, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular X570 flagship motherboards and separated them into categories depending on their most optimal mode of use with the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Buying Guide

Socket Type

First and foremost, make sure that the motherboard supports the AM4 socket type. The Ryzen 9 5950X is a Zen3 CPU and therefore requires a socket type of AM4 to be fully supported. There is no need to be concerned; each motherboard included in this guide utilizes the AM4 socket type.

Features You Might Need

Depending on your intended usage for the Ryzen 9 5950X, you might want to look into specific features that will allow for maximum performance. Some motherboards come with Wifi, Bluetooth, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, or even onboard RGB lighting. Make sure that your chosen motherboard has the necessary features that you need for your build.

Price Range

Lastly, take into account how much you are willing to spend on your motherboard. All of the motherboards included in this guide have some form of flagship status, so you can expect these to come at a premium. However, there is still plenty of room for budget-friendly options among these top picks.

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ASRock Phantom Gaming X

Best Budget Flagship Motherboard for Ryzen 9 5950X

ASRock Phantom Gaming X
CPU SocketSocket AM4
RAM Memory TechnologyDDR4
Memory Speed2400 MHz
Graphics Card InterfacePCI-E
Memory Slots Available4
Wireless TypeBluetooth
System Bus Standard SupportedSATA 3
Total USB Ports11

If you’ve planned your budget solely around the CPU and GPU, then chances are you are going to want your other components to be as cheap as possible, but without compromising the overall build. For that, we have ASRock’s Phantom Gaming X.

This flagship motherboard comes equipped with a 14-phase Intersil ISL69147 VRM (7 true phases: 6+6, 1+1), with 50-amp power stages, 60-amp chokes, and Nichicon FP capacitors. It has an excellent thermal solution, as all of the MOSFETs are heatsinked, and the heatsinks are linked together via a heat pipe. A PCH fan is also included.

Like all flagship motherboards, the Phantom Gaming X has four RAM slots, holding up to a total of 128 GB of DDR4 RAM with supported speeds of up to 4,666 MHz. In terms of ROM, it has eight SATA III ports and three M.2 slots – all of which include a heatsink cover.

A Wi-Fi 6 module is included with this motherboard, together with eight USB slots in the rear I/O port, as well as six four-pin fans or pumps.

The audio codec included is the standard high-end Realtek ALC1220.

For only $339.99 the ASRock Gaming X provides great VRM and thermal solutions, as well as plenty of RAM, storage, and overall connectivity.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula

Best Gaming Flagship Motherboard for Ryzen 9 5950X

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula
CPU SocketSocket AM4
RAM Memory TechnologyDIMM
Compatible ProcessorsAMD 3rd Generation Ryzen
Chipset TypeAMD 570X
Memory Speed2133 MHz
PlatformWindows 10
Memory Storage Capacity128 GB
RAM Memory Maximum Size128 GB

Though the category we’ve placed this motherboard in is gaming, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula can work perfectly for any type of setup.

The ASUS X570 flagship motherboard features a 16-phase (8 true, 7×2 +1×2) VRM solution, using Infineon IR3555 60-amp power stages, and a unique cooling solution. All of the MOSFETs are heatsinked, and the heatsink used is the CrossChill EK III, which makes users of copper cooling channels and EKWB (Edvard König Water Blocks) compatibility – meaning the MOSFETs can be water-cooled for temperatures up to 29.3 degrees Celsius lower than other models. A fan on the PCH is also included.

Supported RAM speeds can go up to 4,600 MHz, and for storage, we have eight SATA III ports, as well as two M.2 slots – both of which include a heatsink.

Once again Wi-Fi 6 AX200 is also supported for the Crosshair VIII Formula, and the I/O panel features 12 USB slots.

Finally, the audio codec here is the Supreme FX S1220, plus an ESS Sabre ES9023P (DAC) digital-to-analog converter.

Despite its initial $699 MSRP, the ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Formula can currently be found for only $584.20 – an excellent price for exceptional performance.

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Best Workstation Flagship Motherboard for Ryzen 9 5950X

CPU SocketSocket AM4
RAM Memory TechnologyDDR4
Compatible ProcessorsAMD 3rd Generation Ryzen
Chipset TypeAMD 570X
Memory Speed2666 MHz
Memory Storage Capacity128 GB
RAM Memory Maximum Size128 GB
Graphics Card InterfacePCI-E

Despite its name and RGB accents, the MSI Meg X570 Godlike is the perfect flagship motherboard for workstations, due to its massive storage capacities.

The MEG Godlike comes with an 18-phase (9 true, 7+7, 1+3) VRM solution, using Infineon TDA21472 70-amp power stages. All MOSFETs are heatsinked, with a heat pipe running through, and a fan on the PCH.

The RAM speeds that this motherboard can support are up to 4,600 MHz, and it has four PCIe 4.0 x16/-/x4 lanes. Not only can the Meg Godlike support multi-GPU setups, but it can also support six SATA III ports and five M.2 form factor SSDs – two of which through the use of the bundled XPANDER-Z card, plugged in the PCIe 4.0 x16 slot. All five of these M.2 storage drives are heatsinked, and the two in the XPANDER-Z card also include a fan.

A Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 module allows for high-end Wi-Fi compatibility, and the back I/O allows for six USB drives.

The audio codec included is the Realtek ALC 1220, plus an ESS Sabre ES9018.

The MSI Meg Godlike retails for $699, though it can currently be found at a discount of $635.85.

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Best Overall Flagship Motherboard for Ryzen 9 5950X

CPU SocketSocket AM4
RAM Memory TechnologyDDR4
Compatible ProcessorsAMD 3rd Generation Ryzen, AMD 2nd Gerenration Ryzen
Memory Speed4400 MHz
PlatformWindows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 10
Memory Storage Capacity1001 TB
Graphics Card InterfacePCI-E
Memory Slots Available2
Number of Ports24

Last, but not least, we have the best all-around flagship motherboard for the Ryzen 9 5950X: The Gigabyte X570 AORUS Xtreme.

This motherboard has the best VRM solution of all other flagship models, as it has an all-true 16-phase (14+2) VRM, with Infineon TDA21472 70-Amp power stages. All MOSFETs are heatsinked and a heat pipe is included.

In terms of memory and storage, we have supported speeds of up to 4,400 MHz, six SATA III ports, and three M.2 slots (all heatsinked.)

Wi-Fi 6 AX200 is also included, while the back I/O can hold up to twelve USB devices.

The Audio Codec is the standard Realtek ALC1220 (VB), with an additional ESS Sabre ES9218P (DAC) converter.

The GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME (Rev. 1.1) can currently be found at its MSRP $699 price tag, and it is worth the cost.

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Final Thoughts

You probably have an idea now of what to expect from the best motherboards for Ryzen 9 5950X. When selecting a motherboard, it’s important to consider not just the features and price, but also the reputation of the manufacturer. All motherboards included in this list are made by reputable companies and have good reviews from verified customers.

We also include a quick buying guide to help you make the best decision, so you have an idea of what to consider when selecting a motherboard.

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